Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mother's Day Cards & Gift Card Holder

Hi there,

Sorry for my slackness with my blogging lately, I have just been doing other things. I have been getting organised to go away on my Scrapbooking Retreat next weekend down south. I'm so looking forward to it, but I have been trying to organise which papers and photos and things I need to take with me to scrap and play with and t's just soooo hard to choose!!

Anyway, I thought I would share the Mother's Day cards I made for my Mum and Mother in Law. I made one and like it so much I made another one, so they both got the same card this year. Lucky they don't see each other for Mother's

So here they are

I have used some red cardstock, new October Afternoon Paper: Thrift Shop - Needs Paint for the background and then the reverse side for the middle of the circle. I cut the scalloped circle and plain circle using my Nestabilities (I sooo love these) and then used Tiny Chocolate Adorn it Mini Alphas and some red canvas type ribbon I had in my stash. Sorry, my photos aren't too great, I'm still learning how to get them right!!

And then because my Mother in Law lives in Albany, we decided to get her a gift card so she could buy some new slippers or a good book for winter. So I made this Gift Card Holder to put her card into. I got the instructions from the My2Angels website under Resources and then under Tutorials.

This was just so quick and easy to make, I loved making it.
I have used October Afternoon - Thrift Shop - Collectors Item Paper and some blue cardstock for the Butterfly I cut out using my Sizzix Butterfly #12 die and then run it through the Cuttlebug using the Divine Swirls Embossing Folder and then sprayed it with Pearl Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and then embellished with Kaisercraft Silver Rhinestones. I also inked around the edges of the front of with pinecone ink. I was very very happy with how this turned out, I wanted to keep it for myself!! lol
Ok, so I am off now to do some more organising for my weekend away or I might even do some scrapping today. Brad is away tonight, so I am hoping to get something done.
Thanks for looking and have a great day


  1. These are awesome! I love the cards, that thrift shop paper looks georgous.

  2. wow beautiful card..look great with card holder..i wish to use it for Gift Card envelopes if i find the same paper.